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Suraj Jagan (born May 11, 1967) is an Indian playback singer of Malayali origin. He is noted for the song Give Me Some Sunshine from the award-winning movie 3 Idiots. The song received the "Best Emerging Male Performer" award in the Max Stardust Award.[citation needed] Jagan's singing career began in 1990, and has included both solo work and as front man for the rock band Dream Out Loud.[1] He has also worked in advertising jingle campaigns, Bollywood playback singing, acting in theatre productions and an acting role in the Bollywood film Rock On!! & "Hunterrr".

Suraj Jagan
Suraj Jagan at KIIT Law School 04.JPG
Suraj Jagan performing live at KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar
Background information
Born (1967-05-11) 11 May 1967 (age 52)
GenresPlayback singing, Indi-pop, Rock , Metal
Occupation(s)Singer , actor , Rockstar
Years active1993-present

Television and film workEdit

Suraj Jagan began his career working in ad jingles, including the jingle You and I in this beautiful world[2] for the award-winning[citation needed] "Hutch TVC" ad, before making his Bollywood debut with the song Hum Naujawan Hai from the movie Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi in 1997. The song was given to him by fellow rock vocalist Vishal Dadlani, who was one of the music directors of the film.

From 2007 onwards his Bollywood playback songs included "Hey Jhonny" from Johnny Gaddaar, Dum Lagaa from Dil Dosti Etc and "No Big Deal" from Money Hai Toh Honey Hai. He has also sung the song Zehreelay from the movie Rock On!! where he actually performed the song in the movie. He played a part in composing the song and starred in a short cameo in the film with the role of 'Ajay'.[3] The blog Aspi's Drift claimed at the time that Zehreelay was the first Death Metal song used in a Hindi film.[4]

In 2009 he recorded the song "Give Me Some Sunshine" for the film 3 Idiots. The film's music director Shantanu Moitra composed the song with Suraj Jagan's voice in mind, and stated that if the movie's producers did not like Suraj Jagan's voice with the original composition, he would change the tune but would not compromise Suraj Jagan as the singer of the song.[4] Jagan said that "I’ll always be grateful to him for that."[4][5] Jagan did a guest appearance in the show The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir as Uncle Jojo. [6]

His later playback singing work included Rang De from My Name Is Khan, Dil Dil Hai from 7 Khoon Maaf and Baby when you talk to me from Patiala House. His song Sadka Kiya with Mahalaxmi Iyer from the movie I Hate Luv Storys reached number one in the Indian music charts.[citation needed] He has said that it is his favourite song in Bollywood so far.[7]

Bollywood track listEdit

Tollywood track listEdit

Cover TrackEdit

  • Pehla Nasha: (pop)
  • Churaliya hai Tumne : (pop)
  • Mere Sapano ki Raani : (pop)
  • Rang Barse : (Rock)
  • Dum Maro Dum : (Rock)
  • Gajab ka hai Din : (Hard Rock)
  • Yahoo Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee : (Hard Rock)
  • Rafta Rafta Dekho Aankh meri Ladi hai : (Hard Rock)
  • Aaja Aaja Mein hu Pyar Tera : (Metal)


  • 2011 : Back To My Future
  • 2007 - 2009 : Dream out Loud ( DOL )
  • 2006 : The Orchid Room Experiment
  • 2003 : AFS
  • 1997 - 1999 : Spyrals
  • 1995 - 1997 : Chakraview
  • 1993 - 1995 : Matchbox ( HongKong )
  • 1989 - 1993 : Krysys

Ad jinglesEdit

  • You and I in this beautiful world
  • Happy to help
  • Triumph India
  • Clovemint
  • HDFC ( Moon Series )
  • Close Up
  • Addiction Deo
  • Alto
  • Onida
  • Kinley
  • Indiabulls
  • Crizal
  • Indian Overseas Bank

Live performancesEdit

Suraj Jagan performs as a solo artist and is backed up by four rock musicians. Performances include:

  • "colloseum-2016" GB pant university, pantnagar,10 April 2016
  • "Kolaahal" Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology (M.I.E.T), Meerut 20 Feb 2016.
  • "Echoes-2013" at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
  • MNNIT - Allahabad, UP, India (Culrav - 2013)
  • Tata Steel - Jamshedpur
  • Mcleod & Russell - Assam
  • HORIZON - RAIT, Navi Mumbai (2012)
  • SP College - Mumbai
  • Delhi College of Engineering - New Delhi
  • Griet - Hyderabad
  • Srcem - Lucknow
  • Ultratech Cement - Hyderabad
  • Mood Indigo ( IIT – Mumbai with Amit Trivedi )
  • Microsoft – Goa
  • Chandigarh Carnival
  • Lovely Professional College - Jalandhar
  • Bollywood Rock at Sutra - Bangalore
  • Axis Awards - Mumbai
  • Bosch Awards - Jaipur
  • IIT Roorkee - Saharanpur Campus
  • Heritage College - Kolkata
  • Calcutta Medical College
  • Umang (Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai)
  • Faculty of technology and engineering(MS University)-Vadodara
  • IIT Bombay, Institute Cultural Night - Mumbai
  • IIM Indore (Indian Institute of Management) 2011
  • Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College,Jalpaiguri
  • "Festember '12" National Institute Of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
  • Arcidia'12 - Academy Of Technology (AOT),Adisaptagram,Kolkata
  • Encore'12- Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), Lucknow
  • Ragam'12-National Institute Of Technology, Calicut, Kerala
  • Horizons 2012-Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology(Navi Mumbai)
  • Coloesseum 12-Govind Ballabh Pant Of Agriculture And Technology,Pantnagar,Uttrakhand
  • SIT,Siliguri (Siliguri Institute Of Technology) 19-02-2012
  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology(KAALRAV'12)- 26/02/2012
  • Orissa Engineering College,Bhubaneswar (Zephyr'12)- 20/05/2012
  • Bhawani college of Technology,Rourkela (Mashian,12)- 15/08/2012
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (Recstacy'13)- 31/01/20130
  • [SANGAMAM] MVSR engineering college Hyderabad-[22-02-12]
  • Impulse'13' : 14 March 2013, Muslim Association College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Karvaan 13' : 6 April 2013, School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • JavaOne 13' : 8 May 2013,HICC,Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Spring Spree'14 : NIT Warangal, Andhra Pradesh. 22 February 2014
  • Refreshko 14' : 18 September 2014, Supreme Knowledge Foundation Group of Institutions, Hooghly, West Bengal.
  • SYMPHONY 2014: Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi


  1. ^ "Interview: Suraj Jagan". Bindass. 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Suraj Jagan's beautiful world". 11 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Suraj Jagan continues to bask in the 3 Idiots' sunshine". 24 February 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Why Suraj "Give Me Some Sunshine" Jagan's career is Red Hot Right Now!". 24 February 2010.
  5. ^ "In Conversation With Suraj Jagan". 7 September 2010.
  6. ^
  7. ^ ""I never expected 'Give Me Some Sunshine' would be such a big hit" – Suraj Jagan".

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